WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins are playing their first pre-season game, with a twist.

Students from 27 schools across our area made their way to Mohegan Sun Arena for a field trip today.

Learning how science, technology, engineering, and math are incorporated into the sport of hockey.

It’s for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins’ first preseason game of the year, but this time the Penguins wanted to incorporate education with their first “Learn with hockey” STEM game.

Nearly 2,000 students will be taking home one of these workbooks to learn all about how stem relates to hockey.

From finding out how to find the area of a goal, to how temperature impacts a puck. It’s an opportunity for kids to learn and have fun.

“It’s important so kids can understand that science, technology, engineering, and math are everywhere. Again, it’s in a hockey rink. It’s all over that place and this is a fun way to do it. And also hopefully expose some kids to a game that otherwise may never come to see us play.

The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins hope to make this an annual event, inviting more schools each year.

The regular season for the Penguins begins October 15.